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Marcus Manilius

Katharina Volk

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-04-14

Marcus Manilius Introduction Marcus Manilius was a Roman poet who in the second decade of the 1st century ce wrote Astronomica, a hexameter poe...

Sallust

Abram Ring

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-04-14

Sallust Introduction Gaius Sallustius Crispus (86–35? bce) was born at Amiternum, about 93 kilometers northeast of Rome. He may have been the fi...

Sappho

Dimitrios Yatromanolakis

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Sappho Introduction The bibliography on Sappho is truly enormous and labyrinthine. She is the only ancient woman poet whose work and polyvalen...

Apollonius of Rhodes

Martine Cuypers

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Apollonius of Rhodes Introduction Apollonius of Rhodes (3rd century bce) is the author of the Argonautica, the only full-scale epic surviving ...

Dio, Cassius

David Wardle

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Cassius Dio Introduction The surviving books of Cassius Dio’s Roman history (those that have survived intact and those preserved by Byzantine ...

Novel, The Greek

Tim Whitmarsh

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

The Greek Novel Introduction In the first century ce large-scale fictional works written in Greek prose began to appear, generally erotic a...

Slavery, Greek

Rachel Zelnick-Abramovitz

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Greek Slavery Introduction The earliest Greek texts known to us already attest to the existence of unfree labor. Despite being widespread and ...

Pausanias

William Hutton

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Pausanias Introduction Pausanias was a Greek author of the second century ce (b. c. 115–d. c. 180), whose only known work is the Periegesis Hel...

Architecture, Roman

Janet DeLaine

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Roman Architecture Introduction Architecture is the quintessential Roman art, and the well-preserved remains of Roman buildings dominate our vi...

Herculaneum (Modern Ercolano)

Carol C. Mattusch

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-04-14

Herculaneum (Modern Ercolano) Introduction Herculaneum, named after the mythical hero Hercules, was a town of perhaps five thousand inhabitants...

Family, Roman

Mary Harlow

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Roman Family Introduction The history of the Roman family was “reinvented” in the last half of the 20th century by Beryl Rawson, followed clos...

Arena Spectacles

Kathleen M. Coleman

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Arena Spectacles Introduction The staging of various types of violent spectacle characterizes Roman urban culture from the mid-Republic...

Philosophy, Presocratic

Richard D. McKirahan

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Presocratic Philosophy ...

Slavery, Roman

Theresa Urbainczyk

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Roman Slavery Introduction Romans could never escape their slaves. Slaves were always a physical presence: in the city, in the country, in the fo...

Ovid

K. Sara Myers

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Ovid Introduction All of Ovid’s poetry bears the hallmarks of his distinctive style: humor, wit (often expressed through word play), great ...

Pindar

Mary R. Lefkowitz

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Pindar Introduction Pindar has been admired since antiquity for the dramatic brilliance of his poetry. Of the various genres in which he wr...

Alexander the Great

Joseph Roisman

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-04-14

Alexander the Great Introduction It has been said about Alexander the Great (b. 356–d. 323 bce) that his name marked the end of an old world ep...

Historiography, Greek

Christopher A. Baron

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Greek Historiography Introduction The writing of history in ancient Greece, an activity which occurred over a period of one thousand years (50...

Martial

Patricia A. Johnston

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Martial Introduction Most of what we know of the origin and early life of Marcus Valerius Martialis (Martial) has been gleaned from his works:...

Plato

Luc Brisson, Richard Dufour

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Plato Introduction Born at Athens in a family of noble descent, Plato (b. c. 428–427– d. c. 348–347 bce), naturally sought throughout his life...

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